Protect yourself from VOCs when opening elecronics packages


Excellent 'tip of the day' advice found in a daily newsletter from the huge US natural medicine site Natural News:

'When you buy a new computer or some other electronics, be sure to hold your breath when opening the box for the first time. Why? Because the air inside the box is full of VOCs (toxic chemicals) that have off-gassed from the styrofoam, plastics and other packing materials.

If you inhale while opening the box, you'll inject some of those chemicals right into your bloodstream (via your lungs).

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First Published in Febuary 2010

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